2004 was a year that Abdullah Ahmad Badawi took office as Prime Minister of Malaysia and then a year that everything went most smoothly after the Financial Crisis in 1997. In 2004, politics, economy and diplomacy got strikingly new development, which could be shown by the facts that the government won the national election, the implementation of the governmental policies was fully favored by almost all people with the economy developing to the uttermost since 2000 and with the diplomatic deadlock between Malaysia and some other countries being broken. With this in view, the development of politics and diplomacy will be smooth in 2005 and in spite of the fact that its economic development will be slightly slow in the first half of the year, its economy will be optimistic as a whole.
With the enhancement of the integration process, ASEAN again became one of the hottest spots, in which China-ASEAN Free Trade Area went smoothly. Regional powers such as Japan, the United States, Australia and India took the initiative to enhance their cooperation with ASEAN and in its non-traditional security fields, ASEAN continued to implement its internal and foreign cooperation.
The trade between China and ASEAN can be summed up by five aspects, which demonstrate that their regional coperation based on mutual development and benefit began to bear fruit. According to forecast, if their best chances are taken in those aspects, their growth rate will reach approximately 30% in 2005.
As a paroxysmal international natural calamity, the huge tsunamis on the Indian Ocean broke the Non-Tra-ditional Security (NTS) defense - line of the human being, which proved once more the diversification of the keystone of security.Since the demand for the NTS to adjust our security concept and safeguard mode is stronger, by means of reviewing the tsunamis disaster from the angle of NTS, we can get a more comprehensive understanding of the deep - seated security problem indicated by the tsunamis, as well as a deeper understanding of the NTS itself. Being a historic phenomenon of the human society, the NTS needs further studies.
On 26 Dec, 2004, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, the fourth largest earthquake in the world since 1900, occurred off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake generated tsunamis which swept across the Indian Ocean within hours. Over 226, 0130 people, as of Jan 20 2005, lost their lives in this disaster and in Thailand 5305 are confirmed dead. The Asian tsunami greatly affected Thailand‘ s tourism industry, in which famous beaches were badly destroyed. Fortunately, Thai-land‘s govemment has taken effective measures to save the industry.
From the years 2001 to 2003, the three consecutive years‘ economic growth in Vietnam failed to achieve the expected index, which has brought heavy pressure to the economic operation between 2004 and 2005. The gap between reality and the eagerness of getting rid of the backwardness has given birth to a sense of anxiety to some people in the economic circles. In 2004, the economy in Vietnam rose to a new level in spite of pressure and anxiety; however, to improve the quality of its economic growth as well as its competitiveness has become urgent, and to accomplish the economic development plan of 2005 is a heavy task.
Based on the statistics of entry - boundary tourism into Southeast Asia from all over the world in the decade years, this paper sums up 3 characteristics and the regional tourist composition of its entry - boundary tourist market and then elaborates 2 problems in this respect.
The paper presents an overview of the IT sector in Cambodia, covering INTERNE‘T, ofiqce automation and telecommunication with facts showing that Cambodian IT sector is developing very rapidly in recent yeats and has great potential in the coming yeats. Therefore, it concludes that Chinese IT products should seize this opportunity.
Leaders from both China and Vietnam have reached agreements on building“Two Corridors and One Ring”, in which “the Economic Corridor from Nanning of China to Lang Son, Hanoi, Haiphong and Quang Ninh of Vietnam”is one of them.The paper mainly analyzes its favorable conditions, content and significance, suggesting that China and Vietnam cooperate in building projects of top priority and then extend their scope. The paper also suggests ways on how governments, research and e-ducational institutions guarantee the successful construction of the corridor.
The Chinese and Vietnamese peoples share the same custom of taking medicines and therefore it is much easier for the Vietnamese people to use the traditional Chinese medicine. After the analysis on the current Vietnamese medical market, the author analyzes the obstacles that China‘ s enterprises of Chinese traditional medicine might face when entering Vietnam‘s medical market and then suggests some counter-measures.